The director shall require special protection from the environment for an outdoor scale if the division finds that the scale is adversely affected by weather or other environmental factors. Environmental protection includes:
belting or other suitable material to cover the clearance around a scale platform;
wind skirts, wind walls, or effective foundation heating for aboveground scales;
an improved drainage system or sump pump for pit-type scales;
special shielding or weatherproofing of a scale indicator;
a complete building to protect a scale from the weather; and
modifications, shielding, and other special measures to protect an electronic scale from radio frequency interference and electromagnetic interference.
A hopper, tank, or mixer scale used for weighing dry or liquid bulk fertilizer must be completely enclosed in a building.
A hopper, tank, or mixer scale used for weighing grain or grain by-products must be completely enclosed in a building.
MS s 239.06
20 SR 1928; 30 SR 346
October 2, 2007